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Prairie Paws Animal Shelter: P.L.A.Y. Pet Beds Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

To make our sheltered pets more comfortable while they await their new homes. Some of the beds were sent home with the pet because the pet loved the bed so much and we wanted to facilitate a less stressful transition to the home.

Without these beds, the dogs and cats just have fleece blankets to sit on. The cushioned beds seem to be more appreciated by the pets. When the pet was adopted, the owner could place the bed in the home and the pet knew where to rest and felt more comfortable.

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Monster the kitten (first photo) was too small for adoption when she was first found by a local animal lover. The good Samaritan brought Monster to the shelter and agreed to foster and then adopt her when she was old enough.

When the foster had to leave town, Monster spent a couple of days at the shelter and was lucky to be here when the new beds arrived! Monster received a bed and, when she went back into foster, the bed went with her, and when she came back to be spayed, the bed followed.

When she was finally adopted, she got to keep her bed, and she loved it!

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